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Waterstone Winery 2007 Study in Blue - Wine Review

Napa Valley, CA

Our Selection for Wine of the Week August 15, 2011

A bottle of Waterstone Winery 2007 Study in Blue, our wine of the week
Waterstone Winery
2007 Study in Blue

Napa Valley, CA

Waterstone was founded in 2000 as a collaboration between winemaker Philip Zorn and longtime wine executive Brent Shortridge. Rather than expend their resources maintaining vineyards, the pair have concentrated on winemaking, developing relationships with noted grape growers to make their dream possible. Waterstone currently produces Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, rosé of Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir and a red blend dubbed Study in Blue. The 2007 Study in Blue is complex and expressive, yet restrained enough to work well as a quenching summer drink. A blend of 65 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 per cent Syrah and 10 per cent Merlot, the wine offers distinctive blueberry and black plum aromas. Medium-bodied and smooth, it slides across the palate with notes of blueberry, black currant, plum and bramble with hints of cedar and black pepper toward the back of the palate. The wine would work well with simple fare like grilled lamb or pork. For a more elegant meal, try it with pan-seared tuna or duck breast with a blueberry sauce.

Rating: 14.5/20

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Tasting Notes on Waterstone 2007 Napa Valley Merlot

(Updated: 08/15/11 BH)

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